Byakko Kashiwagi Byakko Kashiwagi

CryptoArt Byakko Kashiwagi

Using new technology known as blockchain, we will offer the whole world,
NFT"s(the value that is technically proven that this digital art is the one and only) made by creators.
By creating NFT artwork with the works of the caligrapher; Kashiwagi Byakko,
we offer the world "Japan's history and traditions' and "the beauty of the spritual mind."

Introduction of works for sale

Sho-ha-sannari*1

Production Place:Dai Garan Kondo, Koyasan, Japan

On the day I was born, my mother placed a small Daishi statue in front of the Amida Nyorai Buddha in the family Jodo shinshu Buddhist altar.

Because my two elder brothers had disabilities, I was given a calligraphy brush at the age of 5 as a successor to the third generation family calligrapher. My mother prayed for me countless times visiting the Shikoku 88 sacred temples.
Listening to my mother’s Heart Sutra (Hannya Shingyo) as a lullaby, my journey to becoming Kukai began.
Inside the Dai Garan Kondo at Koyasan, I began to write with my brush, the “Sho-ha-sannari” in the “Henjo Hokki Shoryo shu.”*2
Kukai has stated “Sho-ha-sandearu.”Perfecting the letter shape is not the goal.
Let the mind free itself to the outside world, and let the writing shall follow the seasonal order. The character needs to shape all creations.
Master Kukai is here beside Byakko. “Dogyo-ninin.”*3 With master calligrapher Kukai, my journey to the world of mind and ink starts.

*1 A famous word stated by Kukai, the famous accomplished calligrapher.
*2 A book of Kukai’s words, poems, inscriptions etc.compilated by the Kukai’s disciple.
*3 The mindset when visiting the 88 Shikoku Pilgrimage Sites, that the Kobo Daishi is by your side.

Date

2022.03.18 01:00 ~ 2022.03.25 13:00 (UTC)

The start date and time of sales may change.

Start Price

1.2ETH

To buy the works, please click here and you will transit to OpenSea(the NFT marketplace). The transact will be available with crypto currency.

The path to Kyuko

Production Place:Machu Picchu, Peru

We passed a small village in Peru.
I passed a small village at the foot of the mountain.
Peep pip pip, boom boom jaga jaga boom.
Pipip peep peep
Children marched in a line.
Must be the marching band from the school festival.
I saw the Inca Empire on the border of the Andes and the Amazon jungles.
I looked up the mountain but Machu Picchu, the city in the sky, could not be seen.
I climbed the Kyuko stone steps that are clinging on to the steep cliff.
Barefooted old woman carrying a huge bag, slowly walks in front of me.
I passed through a small sturdy stone gates and the Ruins spread in front of me.
The magnificent and overwhelming scenery fascinated me.
The temple of the sun, the temple of the moon, the painting on the castle wall,
I spread the paper in the sacred square and took a deep breath.
“I have known this wind from ages ago.”

Date

2022.03.18 01:00 ~ 2022.03.25 13:00 (UTC)

The start date and time of sales may change.

Start Price

1.0ETH

To buy the works, please click here and you will transit to OpenSea(the NFT marketplace). The transact will be available with crypto currency.

Mt. Fuji

Production Place:The summit of Mt. Fuji, Japan

One of my favorite word, “Sekido-seizan.” is a word of a philosopher Jyunshi.
When the soil piles up and form high mountains,naturally wind blows forming clouds.
The clouds collides with the mountains to and becomes form rain.
When the rain drops accumulates,and turns into a deep abyss
The dragon will live in the abyss and start its training It will eventually fly flies up into the sky and becomes a “Ryujin”, the dragon god.
If people practice good deeds,the mind becomes clear and like be filled with a mind of a saint.
It teaches, “Take one step at a time.”
Holding my brush, I wander Mt. Fuji embraces me, lying deep in the sky and sleeping soundlessly.
Spring Mt. Fuji brightly drizzles
Summer Mt. Fuji with the color of the raging flame
Autumn Mt. Fuji divides the sky with its sharpness of ultramarine
Winter Mt. Fuji that creaks with gazillions of snow
When all the appearances of Mt. Fuji has been written down
-The sky shines-

Date

2022.03.18 01:00 ~ 2022.03.25 13:00 (UTC)

The start date and time of sales may change.

Start Price

0.8ETH

To buy the works, please click here and you will transit to OpenSea(the NFT marketplace). The transact will be available with crypto currency.

NFT Auction Site

This NFT will be sold through an English auction.

Date 2022.03.18 01:00 ~ 2022.03.25 13:00 (UTC)

The start date and time of sales may change.

Auction Item 「Sho-ha-sannari」「The path to Kyuko」「Mt. Fuji」One NFT for each title
Start Price ①1.2ETH②1.0ETH③0.8ETH
Auction Site OpenSea

NFT Terms

- NFT Image Data
Sho-ha-sannari 1575×1575px, jpg
The path to Kyuko 3836×1925px, jpg
Mt. Fuji 2314×1223px, jpg

- The NFT data will be sent to owner of the NFT via OpenSea.

- The purchaser of the NFT will obtain the ownership of the NFT, however he or she will not obtain the copyrights, trademark rights and other intellectual property rights. In addition to the rights the purchaser will not obtain the original artwork.

- The NFTs may not be given for use beyond the scope of home/personal use or for commercial purposes.(Except trades as NFTs.)

- In the event that the purchaser, transferee, or any other third party suffers damage in connection with the purchase or sale of this NFT, the author shall not be held liable for any legal action, regardless of the cause of such damage.

- The blockchain technology will protect the ownership of the artwork even if the NFT service shutsdown.

- In the possible case when the ownership is not permitted due to suspension of the ownership, the purchaser's utilization purpose and the fault of the blockchain technology, we will not be held responsible.

柏木白光 KASHIWAGI BYAKKO
Byakko Kashiwagi is developing “Sumi Art ( calligraphy ink art ) ” that creates a fusion of the beauty of traditional calligraphy and painting elements, color sense. She is collaborating with top artists and advanced technologies, and challenging to send treasures of history, tradition and mentality of Japan, all over the world.

Prizes, Main Works, and Exhibitions by Byakko Kashiwagi

Grand Prize of “Mainichi Joryu Ten” in 1988
“Hannya-shinkyo (The Heart Sutra)” displayed at the lobby space of Narita International Airport (7 meters tall of calligraphy)
Collaborative performances with musicians such as Kitaro
Creating works in foreign countries such as Hawaii, Los Angeles, Mongol, and Nepal
Dedicating her works to Ise Grand Shrine, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Yasukuni Jinja Shrine and other shrines
Signboard of the camp in al-Samawah, Iraq for the Self-Defense Forces
Established “Healing Hearts Organization (HHO) to share the essence of calligraphy
Dedicating her works and devoting herself to the recovery projects of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and to the Earthquake in Christchurch in New Zealand